Kitchen Myths

Facts and fiction about food and cooking, by Peter Aitken

Adding a raw potato can reduce saltiness in a soup or sauce

A potato will absorb little or no salt, so this just does not work. Adding more unsalted liquid and other ingredients is about the only solution to this problem.

One response to “Adding a raw potato can reduce saltiness in a soup or sauce

  1. Tom Arnall July 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    salt + acid = savory, so if for example i’ve put too much salt in a stew or soup, i can often rescue the thing with the addition of vinegar or lemon juice.

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